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Gresford: The Anatomy of a Disaster

Stanley Williamson

Abstract

The worst disaster of the North Wales coalfield, and one of the worst in the history of the British mining industry, occurred in 1934, killing 256 men and devastating a small community. This book draws on the author's own interviews with the bereaved and those involved in the rescue, as well as the reports of the subsequent inquiry and the records of the North Wales Miners' Association. The book covers the inquiry and the important issues it raised in detail and charts the way in which Sir Stafford Cripps, representing the North Wales miners, launched an attack on the whole social and industri ... More

Keywords: North Wales, mining industry, interviews, inquiry, Miners' Association, Stafford Cripps, social system, industrial system

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1999 Print ISBN-13: 9780853238928
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.5949/UPO9781846313240

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Stanley Williamson, author